Grad Slam is a UC-sponsored competitive speaking event designed to showcase graduate student research in three-minute talks pitched to a general audience. This is a unique opportunity for graduate students who are engaged in substantive original research projects to develop skills communicating their academic research — while making their work visible to academic, media, and private and public sector leaders from across the state. Seven semi-finalists have been chosen to compete in this year’s campuswide competition.
Attend Berkeley’s Virtual Grad Slam Event on April 14, 2021, 3-5 p.m.
Everyone is invited to virtually cheer on a group of Berkeley graduate students as they present their three-minute research talks! While a panel of distinguished judges selects the top two winners, audience members will have the opportunity to vote for a “people’s choice” winner. The winner of the Berkeley event will advance to the final UC-wide competition.
The public is invited to watch our campuswide virtual event on April 14, 2021, 3-5 p.m. The event will be livestreamed on the Grad Division’s Grad Slam webpage via YouTube. Check out our 2021 Grad Slam webpage for profiles of Berkeley’s semifinalists, information about the systemwide final competition, and more!
About the authors: Allyson Tang is a Ph.D. student in East Asian Languages and Cultures at UC Berkeley. She is also the Disabled Graduate Student Advocacy Project Director at Berkeley’s Graduate Assembly and a Professional Development Liaison in Berkeley’s Graduate Division.
Allison Gleason is a Ph.D. candidate in Mechanical Engineering and is a disabled graduate student with a research focus in traumatic brain injuries. She currently serves as Professional Development Liaison in Berkeley’s Graduate Division.